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Pokemon GO: Rediscover Kanto Event Bonuses, Duration, and More

Kanto is one region they'll never let you forget

This guide goes over the dates, times, bonuses, research, and other aspects of the Rediscover Kanto event in Pokemon GO.

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Pokemon GO Rediscover Kanto Event Date and Time

You’ll have plenty of time to discover, rediscover, or even re-rediscover Kanto in Pokemon GO: the event lasts from Monday, April 22 at 10:00 AM to Thursday, May 9 at 8:00 PM PDT. Check out the table below for the event start and end dates and times for different time zones:

Time ZoneEvent StartEvent End
Pacific Time (PDT)Monday, April 22 at 10:00 AMThursday, May 9 at 8:00 PM
Mountain Time (MDT)Monday, April 22 at 11:00 AMThursday, May 9 at 9:00 PM
Central Time (CDT)Monday, April 22 at 12:00 PMThursday, May 9 at 10:00 PM
Eastern Time (EDT)Monday, April 22 at 1:00 PMThursday, May 9 at 11:00 PM
Western European Time (WEST)Monday, April 22 at 6:00 PMFriday, May 10 at 4:00 AM
Central European Time (CEST)Monday, April 22 at 7:00 PMFriday, May 10 at 5:00 AM
Eastern European Time (EEST)Monday, April 22 at 8:00 PMFriday, May 10 at 6:00 AM
Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)Tuesday, April 23 at 1:00 AMFriday, May 10 at 11:00 AM
Australian Central Time (ACT)Tuesday, April 23 at 2:30 AMFriday, May 10 at 12:30 PM
Australian Eastern Time (AET)Tuesday, April 23 at 3:00 AMFriday, May 10 at 1:00 PM
Pokemon GO Rediscover Kanto event start and end dates and times

Pokemon GO Rediscover Kanto Event Bonuses

The following bonuses will be in effect as part of the Pokemon GO Rediscover Kanto event:

  • Receive increased XP for a seven (7) day Pokemon catch streak.
  • Receive increased XP for a seven (7) day PokeStop spin streak.
  • Friendship levels will increase faster when opening Gifts, trading Pokemon, and battling together in raids, Gyms, and Trainer Battles.
  • Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle have an increased chance of being shiny when encountered in the wild in their respective biomes.

Pokemon GO Rediscover Kanto Wild Encounters

The following Pokemon from Kanto will be appearing in specific biomes, which are new to Pokemon GO starting with the Rediscover Kanto event. All the following Pokemon will also be available outside of their respective biomes but with less frequency.

Forest Biome Pokemon

PokemonCan it be Shiny?
BulbasaurYes
CaterpieYes
WeedleYes
OddishYes
(and others)
Forest biome Pokemon

Mountain Biome Pokemon

PokemonCan it be Shiny?
SandshrewYes
ClefairyYes
ZubatYes
DiglettYes
(and others)
Mountain biome Pokemon

Beach Biome Pokemon

The beach biome can be found near bodies of water including lakes and rivers, not just beaches.

PokemonCan it be Shiny?
SquirtleYes
PsyduckYes
SeelYes
MagikarpYes
(and others)
Beach biome Pokemon

City Biome Pokemon

The city biome can be found in towns and other populated locations besides cities.

PokemonCan it be Shiny?
CaterpieYes
PidgeyYes
MachopYes
GastlyYes
(and others)
City biome Pokemon

Pokemon GO Rediscover Kanto Featured Attacks

The Kanto starters will learn featured attacks when evolved during the Rediscover Kanto event. The following table includes the Pokemon, how to obtain them, and their featured attack.

PokemonHow to ObtainFeatured Attack
VenusaurEvolve Ivysaur (Bulbasaur’s evolution) using 100 Bulbasaur CandyFrenzy Plant
CharizardEvolve Charmeleon (Charmander’s evolution) using 100 Charmander CandyBlast Burn
BlastoiseEvolve Wartortle (Squirtle’s evolution) using 100 Squirtle CandyHydro Cannon
Pokemon GO Rediscover Kanto Featured Attacks

Pokemon GO Rediscover Kanto Pokemon Debut

It’s not just familiar faces that star during the Rediscover Kanto event. Wiglett will make its Pokemon GO debut, appearing in the beach biome. Wiglett can be evolved into Wugtrio by using 50 Wiglett Candy. As of the Rediscover Kanto event, this evolutionary line cannot be shiny.

Pokemon GO Rediscover Kanto Event Exclusive Special Research

Log in to Pokemon GO during the Rediscover Kanto event to unlock a five-part exclusive Special Research. The tasks and rewards for the Special Research are as follows:

Rediscover Kanto Special Research Part 1/5

TaskReward
Use 5 Berries to help catch PokemonAn encounter with Bulbasaur
Feed your buddy 5 timesAn encounter with Charmander
Catch 20 Pokemon originally discovered in the Kanto regionAn encounter with Squirtle
Rediscover Kanto Special Research Part 1/5

The rewards for completing all the above tasks are:

  • 5000 XP,
  • 2500 Stardust,
  • and 1 Lucky Egg.

Rediscover Kanto Special Research Part 2/5

TaskReward
Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokemon20 Poke Balls
Play with your buddy 3 times15 Great Balls
Catch 30 Pokemon originally discovered in the Kanto region10 Ultra Balls
Rediscover Kanto Special Research Part 2/5

The rewards for completing all the above tasks are:

  • 5000 XP,
  • 2500 Stardust,
  • and 3 Fast TMs.

Rediscover Kanto Special Research Part 3/5

TaskReward
Use 15 Berries to help catch Pokemon10 Razz Berries
Earn 25 hearts with your buddy10 Nanab Berries
Catch 40 Pokemon originally discovered in the Kanto region10 Pinap Berries
Rediscover Kanto Special Research Part 3/5

The rewards for completing all the above tasks are:

  • 5000 XP,
  • 2500 Stardust,
  • and 3 Charged TMs.

Rediscover Kanto Special Research Part 4/5

TaskReward
Use 20 Berries to help catch Pokemon25 Bulbasaur Candy
Earn 4 Candies exploring with your buddy25 Charmander Candy
Catch 50 Pokemon originally discovered in the Kanto region25 Squirtle Candy
Rediscover Kanto Special Research Part 4/5
Tip:

Tap your buddy’s icon on the lower left of the screen and scroll down to “Walking Progress” to see how far you need to walk with them to get a Candy. Rare Pokemon like legendaries need 20 km to get a single Candy, making them unideal choices for completing this Special Research task. Follow the link above for a list of Pokemon that only require 1 km of walking to earn Candy to complete this task quickly.

The rewards for completing all the above tasks are:

  • 5000 XP,
  • 2500 Stardust,
  • and 1 Lure Module.

Rediscover Kanto Special Research Part 5/5

TaskReward
Use 151 Berries to help catch Pokemon15,100 XP
Earn 15,100 Stardust15,100 XP
Catch 151 Pokemon originally discovered in the Kanto region15,100 XP
Rediscover Kanto Special Research Part 5/5

The rewards for completing all the above tasks are:

  • 10,000 Stardust,
  • and 1 Incubator.

Special Research doesn’t expire, so you can take as much (or as little) time as you need to complete these daunting tasks.

Pokemon GO Rediscover Kanto Field Research

Finally, there will be event-themed Field Research tasks. Each task will be to “Power up Pokemon 5 times,” and the reward will be 25 Mega Energy for either Venusaur, Charizard, or Blastoise. This will make it clear when the task is part of the Rediscover Kanto event and not the Sustainability Week 2024 event.


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